Twitter’s Un-American Censorship of the New York Post

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany displays a copy of the New York Post while speaking to news reporters at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
Some of the most powerful gatekeepers of political speech are simply shutting down inconvenient stories while journalists stand by and cheer.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n the rare occasion a hapless editor at the New York Times accidentally affixes a straightforward headline to a story that reflects poorly on Democrats, the entire left-wing media infrastructure — from big social-media accounts to the “media reporters” to the journalism “professors” — screech until the newspaper alters it to it something more accommodating.

You can imagine, then, the seismic outrage that would be generated if Twitter or Facebook banned a URL of a major news organization offering a story that hurt Donald Trump.

Yet less than three weeks from a presidential election, perhaps the most vital platform for political news

David Harsanyi is a senior writer for National Review and the author of First Freedom: A Ride through America’s Enduring History with the Gun

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